- Four historical points are widely acknowledged by Christian believers and non-believers. (1) Jesus was crucified by the Romans, as numerous sources from the first century confirm. (2) Jesus’ tomb was discovered empty. (3) Reports were made by various sources that Jesus appeared alive after his crucifixion to various people on different occasions (at least eight different occasions and to over 500 people in total). (4) The disciples sincerely preached Jesus’ resurrection, in spite of severe persecution and even death.
- Other purported explanations for the empty tomb of Jesus are greatly stretched and are highly problematic (e.g. disciples went to the wrong tomb, hallucinations, Jesus wasn’t really dead, the disciples stole the body).
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